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New Facebook Update is Draining Batteries? (Updated)

Many of you have been expressing some frustrations over battery life throughout the last couple of days after manually updating to Android 2.2 on your Droid.  Some even claimed that this could be one of the reasons for a rumored halt of the OTA update from Verizon, but with some news discovered today from Geek For Me, it could be something else that we all overlooked and may not be Froyo after all.

Remember that Facebook overhaul that happened on the exact same day that you all updated?  Yep, the one which took FB on Android into the land of the pretties?  It appears as if this may be the culprit behind our battery woes.

Apparently the new update includes a “partial wake lock” which means that your phone looks to be snoozing peacefully when you aren’t using it, but is in fact continuing to run in the background all while hammering away on your battery.  There really isn’t a fix until the Facebook team patches the app, so for now your options are to logout of it or attempt to downgrade back to V1.2.

Update:  Facebook has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix…(via Android Central)

Hi folks, a number of you have commented on seeing a battery drain on your device since installing the new Facebook for Android app. We have identified the bug that is causing this battery drain and are working on a fix now. As soon as the patch is ready, we will push out an update. Thanks for the quick feedback and for your patience as we get this fixed

Yay!  Fix!

Source:  Geek For Me

Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • Spitshine

    I got my facebook update 2 weeks ago and haven't had battery problems…now I get the 2.2 update and my Droid phone is dead in 6 hours…frustrating.

  • Spitshine

    I got my facebook update 2 weeks ago and haven't had battery problems…now I get the 2.2 update and my Droid phone is dead in 6 hours…frustrating.

  • Uplink

    I feel like uninstalling cause even when I kill the app it launches again on the background… Anyone knows how to deal with this?

  • guz1115

    I still dont like facebook!

  • jeesung

    there's an update for the Facebook app available now in Market. wonder if it fixes this. no release notes.

  • Gyeagley

    Are we sure that FB is the problem and not Froyo? I updated the fix yesterday for FB and today by battery still sucks. I have made 1 call for 15 minutes and sent 10 text messages and my battery is down to 60%. Also, it seems like my phone is always running way more applications than it used to, like 13 or more, even right after I kill the tasks. What gives??????

  • BLB

    As I previously posted in the comments to this item, I don't use Facebook at all. I did the manual update to 2.2. My battery wasn't lasting a couple of hours on standby before zeroing. This morning, I went to Settings > Accounts & sync, and turned off “Background data.” My battery appears to have a normal life again. Weatherbug, incoming Exchange email, and other things that use background data no longer work, so this is a bad solution, but at least my phone can be a phone for long enough for me to get from one charger to the next.

    I think maybe the problem with the Facebook app is one that other apps (maybe Weatherbug?) also have with 2.2. I'm going to uninstall Weatherbug and turn background data back on, and see what happens…

    • BLB

      As far as I can tell, the killer combination for me is Exchange email + background-data:on. That combination drains the battery awfully fast.

  • Kristsinferno

    Still a crap application. The only reason I keep it installed is so that I can use that Share option. I mean, really, notifications STILL linking to the browser? What's the point?

  • RW-1

    Will evaluate partial wake lock time, so far don't know.

  • Mark

    I installed the new update hopefully this fixes the battery issues.

  • StingRay

    New update is now available….

  • saimin

    Version 1.3.1 of the app is in the market now. Supposed to fix the battery problem.

  • ronandersonjr

    You are running I bit of a drain, and since I put new fb app in my has went to 4% generally runs 2-3% the system is running a little sluggish, espcially typing.

    I got the phone with 2.0 and one ota to 2.1. It has been running a little warm as well.

  • I manually updated to 2.2, have the latest facebook update, and have no problems with my battery draining.

  • Ponchera

    NOT FACEBOOK… I had the symptom. my awake time was same as up time. I systematically started attacking. I turned off everything that was SYNC related, problem still existed. then I went for service. I narrowed it down to 2 running services, a flight tracker app that I never used (uninstalled and forgot name) and the one i believe is to blame, SWITCH PRO WIDGET. that thing since 2.1 had caused me some headaches. I got rid of that and I'm fine now.

    SO TRY THIS AND SOUND OFF: If you have SwitchPro Widget, Uninstall, see what happens.

  • Is it me or have we been getting bad news back to back lol

  • Bob

    That can't be right. I've never had Facebook, and Froyo is still using up 12% of battery for phone idle.

  • Infernox51

    I'm tellin ya, get rid of the Task Killers and you'll get better battery life. I don't know how it works, but it does. Yesterday I was down to like 20% by now, today I'm still up at 80. Try it out.

    • this can be true, providing you remember to properly exit your apps and not leave them running.
      Play pocket empires, leave that on and ur batt life will suffer.
      task killers are the lazy-mans way to kill all (non essential) apps.
      there are pros/cons. best left to the user.

    • BLB

      As I previously posted in the comments to this item, I don't use Facebook at all. I did the manual update to 2.2. My battery wasn't lasting a couple of hours on standby before zeroing. This morning, I went to Settings > Accounts & sync, and turned off “Background data.” My battery appears to have a normal life again. Weatherbug, incoming Exchange email, and other things that use background data no longer work, so this is a bad solution, but at least my phone can be a phone for long enough for me to get from one charger to the next.

      I think maybe the problem with the Facebook app is one that other apps (maybe Weatherbug?) also have with 2.2. I'm going to uninstall Weatherbug and turn background data back on, and see what happens…

  • Thanks for the tip. I just uninstalled the update. My battery was getting killed.

  • Willie

    Off topic!! What's up with all the *pple and *phone ads in the banners? I'm here for Android news, LOL

  • yeh, great advice trying to downgrade the OS install….. how about people don't use the buggy facebook app, and just use the browser to go to facebook…..

    • i'll use the app after an update, just so i can see the patheticness. lol then, i use my browser. 😉

  • Im not sure if this is possible but does ATK handle this problem or is logging out the only possibility. I don't really use FB that much but it would be nice to not have to log in and out everytime.

  • Jager07

    I manually installed unrooted frg01b 2.2 on Tuesday. I also installed flash and the new fb app, but I didn't enable fb notifications. I had battery drainage issues yesterday. This morning I disable advanced task killer, but left fb as it was. Today I have no battery issues. Tomorrow I will re-enable atk and see what happens.

  • Ron

    I have another app with the partial wake lock that has been a problem and it takes forever to get the developers to admit it. You can see it clearly with Spare Parts.

  • ScallopShoes

    Geez.. Glad I hate Facebook!

  • love how facebook acknowledges this is a promblem that drains batteries… and ppl are still like.. ehhhhhh… i donnntt knooowww…..

  • mlawlor777

    i havent had any battery problems with the new facebook app. i manually updated the same day i got the new FB app and nothing changed other than froyo makes my droid(1) super fast. so heres hoping that this problem gets fixed for those of you plagued by it.

    • Mark

      Are you running flash 10.1?

      • mlawlor777

        yea i downloaded the beta from here. i have it set so that flash isnt running all the time. i have to click on the flash content to activate it.

        • Mark

          Is that done under browser settings making the plugin run on demand instead of always?

          • lakerzz

            Yep.

  • Mark

    I updated manually on tues and my battery drains fast. I have the updated FB and flash 10.1. Anyone with the stock FRG01B without flash noticing a battery drain? Did logging out of FB help? Anyone with a custom ROM built from FRG01B with flash and the new FB having battery issues? Thanks for the help. Just trying to figure out how to fix the problem.

    • BLB

      I only updated to FRG01B. No facebook, no Flash 10.1, no other changes at all.

  • nick

    I don't think this is the only cause of battery drain. I don't have a Facebook and never have used the app. When I manually updated to 2.2 I started to see some major battery problems. There is something else causing the battery to drain.

  • Facebook for Android just updated their page on Facebook with this status: “Hi folks, a number of you have commented on seeing a battery drain on your device since installing the new Facebook for Android app. We have identified the bug that is causing this battery drain and are working on a fix now. As soon as the patch is ready, we will push out an update. Thanks for the quick feedback and for your patience as we get this fixed!”

    http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id

  • eddieonofre

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/apps/application.php
    Facebook for android confirms it is a problem on the facebook app, right now working on a patch.
    good think they recognize the problem hope they will fix it soon

  • BAoxymoron

    yep it won't close… I've killed several times and continually pops up and is using roughly 15M of memory… although it isn't using any cpu supposedly but still It could easily drain your battery quick(not pandora quick but still)

    • eddieonofre

      go to ur running services and over there kill the service for facebook that will solve the problem, remember froyo doesn't let u kill apps that are currently “running” that includes app that have a service running like facebook (in this case, twitter if u have to update, corporate mail, any im app, google voice, music player, etc, etc etc

  • How can one downgrade?

    • Kaufkin

      remove update via Marketplace. worked fine for me. you still have the basic facebook app. Unrooted can't remove that. 😉

      • Oren

        Could you please clarify? I can’t find a remove update feature in the marketplace. Running Froyo (BB 0.4) Thanks 🙂

  • JT

    How can you tell from that screenshot how much of your battery is/was being used by facebook? I've seen several references to the battery manger –> battery use section in settings but I still haven't seen any examples where it shows what applications are actually using the battery. I know running services shows what's running, but does it show how much of the battery is being used too?

    • eddieonofre

      i think is the fack that cell stand by have used a lot of battery which is kind of impresive since stand by it is supposed to uses a little energy

      • JT

        Ok that makes sense. i wasn't sure if everybody was inferring through those 4 listed in the screenshot or if there was a way to see specific apps' battery usage.

    • I'm not sure if it works on all phones, but on the Incredible you can open the dialer and enter *#*#4636#*#*, which will bring up the testing menu. From there, look at “Battery history”.

    • JT

      Also, I've been reading a lot of comments that say the ATK is unnecessary or makes things worse. Is this the same for most task managers? I downloaed Task Manager to see what's running and close things… was that a waste of time/space?

  • i have the new fb, but on 2.1 and dont have an issue

  • BLB

    My phone shows that Facebook is not a running service.

    These are my running services:

    Skype, (Google) Gesture Search, (Google) Finance, com.android.providers.applications [I have no idea what that is], Google Voice, Google Services Framework, (Google) News & Weather, Amazon MP3, Email, and Android Keyboard.

    For email, I have an Exchange account set to push.

    I assume those with battery troubles are also having their phones get REALLY hot — which you'd expect if the screen is going black but the phone won't sleep. The phone is racing even if put away, which is what's pulling the battery down so fast.

    Is anyone who is having the problem willing to compare notes with me to see if what we have in common?

    Is anyone who is not having the problem willing to compare notes with me to see if what we don't have in common?

  • It suggests that something else is going on entirely. I'm on 2.2 with the new Facebook and my battery life has *improved*.

  • Well being on this droid x we do not have 2.2 I had to charge my phone after 5 hour s off the charger… I actually said to my self why is this all tge sudden happening.. Got on droid life and saw ths.. Coincidence…. I think not

  • eddieonofre

    I knew it I knew it you can check on the Services Running that facebook is running as service in the background even though I got it set to not refresh!!!!!!!!!

    • BLB

      My phone shows that Facebook is not a running service.

      These are my running services:

      Skype, (Google) Gesture Search, (Google) Finance, com.android.providers.applications [I have no idea what that is], Google Voice, Google Services Framework, (Google) News & Weather, Amazon MP3, Email, and Android Keyboard.

      For email, I have an Exchange account set to push.

      I assume those with battery troubles are also having their phones get REALLY hot — which you'd expect if the screen is going black but the phone won't sleep. The phone is racing even if put away, which is what's pulling the battery down so fast.

      Is anyone who is having the problem willing to compare notes with me to see if what we have in common?

      Is anyone who is not having the problem willing to compare notes with me to see if what we don't have in common?

      • eddieonofre

        I will compare but since I just updated facebook yesterday I have no much to compare with.
        I only let run Google Voice and ebuddy (when I not at the computer) I have facebook to not refresh and so I have twittter, so practically no much services running I don't use skype coz sucks I miss fring 🙁
        But I use my droid almost constanly (playing, reading feed news, mail, more playing, cheching my facebook [web] etc)
        what I can tell u right now is that I don't feel much battery drain, but then I repeat I just update facebook, so now I am gonna have my phone unplugged and see how it works

      • eddieonofre

        http://www.facebook.com/#!/apps/application.php
        Facebook for android confirms it is a problem on the facebook app, right now working on a patch.
        good think they recognize the problem hope they will fix it soon

  • Barth

    I am still on 2.1 but have not noticed any battery drain after the Facebook update. That suggests, does it not, that the problem is with 2.2 not Facebook.

    • It suggests that something else is going on entirely. I'm on 2.2 with the new Facebook and my battery life has *improved*.

    • no, it suggests that there is a compatibility issue. facebook admits to the prob. 😉

      • Barth

        This is an English language problem I guess. Yes, it is a “compatibility issue”. 2.2 was not compatible with Facebook. Now it is.

  • Droidtastic

    I use ATK to kill the facebook app, it will turn off, but if you wait a few more minutes and check ATK again it has turned itself on again :/

    FB = unkillable

    • Uplink

      yea i know! only way out is uninstalling it seems 🙁

  • i'm testing it now. I was at 9% battery left, logged out of FB, started to charge it, we'll see.

  • Rooted, oc 1100 cyanogen rc1 droid with new fb app has no battery trouble. Hmmmm…

  • Battery life is fine on my droid x with the new update to facebook

  • Jtlipsey

    no. i have an htc evo and i can say honestly that its 2.2 that is the battery drain. it pisses me off so much! i have had the update for a few days before the facebook update occurred and it made no difference. i think we need to pressure google to create an update that doesn't drain the battery in 4 hours when auto sync is turned off. There is a problem with the up/awake time. this problem happened WAY before the facebook update. it happened at the exact moment i updated to android 2.2.

  • AndroidsOfTara

    Maybe the new FB app is killing batteries for some people, but I'm using both the new FB app and FRG01 on my Moto Droid. I'm rooted and running overclocked at 900MHz. I am getting excellent battery life.

    As for the FB app, I have always had notifications disabled. I just go into the app and make it refresh.

    My phone has been unplugged for over five hours. I've been playing with it quite a bit and I'm at 80% battery. Facebook is competing with TempMonitor for 3%.

  • is that what it is? I've noticed a considerable drop in the last 2 days. I just got 3 hours out of my last charge. THREE! the phone is 2 weeks old

  • Paul hahrgiss

    I'm calling Bravo Sierra A.K.A. SHENANIGANS,

    I know 3 people myself included and have seen to changes in battery life whatsoever.

  • BLB

    I don't even have a facebook account, and have never run a facebook app on my phone. The phone says Facebook isn't running, either, so I don't think that's the problem. Since doing the manual update to 2.2, my battery life is about 3 hours if I don't use the phone at all. The battery usage screen shows most of the drain has been Email and “Android OS” (they are tied). Email is only hitting an Exchange server on “push” notification, but that's been set up exactly that way since last November, so no change other than 2.2. This is REALLY bad, though.

    • BLB

      And I forgot to say the version of Facebook on my phone is 1.2, not the 1.3 that this article is about.

    • JT

      How can you tell which apps are using the battery? My screen looks like the screenshot above, only showing “Display” “Cell Standby” “Phone Idle” and “Voice Calls” ??? Nowhere does it tell me what apps are running or what % of my battery usage they're taking up

  • Justin

    Apparently you can't steal friends pics anymore…

  • I dont seem to have the problem on my droid after manually updating to 2.2.

  • Rader023

    Yeah noticed it this morning. Saw the drain and looked for a partial wakelock right away.

  • Or… u can disable notifications(in fb) and task kill it. This solved sum of the issue for me

    Also, being rooted, on screen off my fone is nutered way bak. 125-250, conservitive. I have 20hr batt life with moderate use.

  • Yeah, I'm not seeing it. I have the new facebook app, and it works fine. Very thin slice of facebook in battery history under partial wake usage – smaller than apps I don't even use.

  • hmm my battery has actually improved i have a d1 with no root fb updated and 2.2 the thing taking up most of my battery was a wallpaper which i removed and now my battery is amazing

  • UNEXPECTED62

    Don't think that's the problem…. I had awful froyo battery life on my rooted build of FRG01 before facebook updated

  • PoorLittleBird

    very good to know, I had thought the new kernel I installed was doing it. Thanks as always Kellex.

  • The battery life on my Incredible actually improved drastically with the leaked 2.2 upgrade, but what the wakelock?? http://imgur.com/UGr06.png That looks worse than Meebo's wakelock usage.

  • KEITHSMNR

    Here's what I do.

    Don't use the native facebook app, and don't sync it with your phone or contacts.

    Download BLOO. It doesn't do anything until you open it and it works as a standalone app, not in the browser, so it uses less CPU and resources.

    Profit!

    • Paul hahrgiss

      bloo sucks and who knows whats going on with development on it at this point.

  • mathees

    ATK messes with your phone

  • Romma1

    Went back to the basic app…

  • andrewcweaver
  • Sdk_1052

    I am still using V1.2 for facebook, so I didn't install the facebook update. I did manually upgrade to froyo with the update file on tuesday and I have to say my battery is getting “sucked dry” by the end of the day since updating to froyo!

    • Theflyingswami

      1.2 is the new version…

      • TheFlyingSwami

        No nevermind I'm wrong, sorry. But the FB app that came with the Froyo update was different than the stock 2.1 FB app, so I don't know. Maybe they're both screwy. I logged out just to be safe.

      • The new version is actually 1.3.

  • no wonder my battery died in 4 hours!! i had a funny feeling it was the new app since my battery life sucked ass after the update. uninstalling update ahora!

  • is that marissa miller?

  • Chinaco

    The entire update was a mess and it definitely drained my battery fast with very little use. Had to charge after 2 hrs. The slide show at the bottom lame and slowed everything down, links didn't work, It seemed like everything I clicked took me to the website and most either went to people search or a bad link. I uninstalled the update which took me back to version 112.

  • I was wondering is there of getting the black notification bar on the bugless beast yet?

  • sc4fpse

    The Facebook for Android team making a crappy application?

    Shocker!

  • Gottgen

    Try the Settings menu option on the main page.

    Inactivate Notifications…or if you want to be notified, change the Refresh Interval to less than every hour?

    Dunno if that will help anyone, but I haven't really noticed a difference in battery life. Also, Advance Task Killer seems to kill FaceBook as well as ever…not sure about a “hidden” task still running. I have my ATK security level set to low, so it tends to grab most things.

    • How often do u have it set to kill?

      • otter34

        ATK hardly works w/ froyo. Sure you kill it, but everything kind of stays open. It's a real pain in the a$$

        • eddieonofre

          Froyo doesn’t let u kill apps that ara currently “running” or have a service still running (example ebuddy, music app, google voice, etc) it is just the way froyo is, which I think is great so when do a kill in wont kill anything I’m using. By the way I stopped using task killers, since froyo seem to do a great job, only thinghs I kill are the services running in the background

          • i want to kill all my apps. my battery is draining like crazy bc every app on my phone turns on and runs in the background at the same time and when i kill them they start back up a few seconds later and keeps draining my phone…pretty sure it isn’t the facebook app…

      • Gottgen

        Hourly does a pretty good job.

    • Disqus

      wait so setting the the ATK security level to low kills most apps that open? I always though high would do that but then again ATK doesn't seem to kill anything for me anymore.

    • Anonymous

      I did this an my battery has been fine ..

    • I did this as soon as I installed it. I’m off the charger 6 hours now and just ticked down to 80%. No problems here with it updating every 30 mins.

  • Drdisco69

    This is impossible, because Android multitasking is flawless and perfect. They even wrote a paper about it, which proves it.

  • if you dont use the widget there is no effect, this mainly causes battery drain if the wiget is used

    • Paul E.

      Really? Well that's a fairly simple fix then. I never read the widget anyway. Going to do that now.

  • Champinder19

    the google market is all screwed up for me it is!!!

  • Infernox51

    Downgrading was simple – just go to Market > Downloads > Facebook > Uninstall Updates. Once its done, open the FB app and re-sign in.

  • andrewcweaver

    It drains my Incredible battery fast.

  • Ingin5

    Long time reader, first time poster.

    I am on stock 2.1 and noticed that my battery was awful yesterday. My first thought was the update to facebook. Glad someone else noticed too. I didnt use my phone yesterday, and usually will still have a full battery bar by the time i get home from work. But during the middle of the day, I noticed that I was at 80% then when I got home it was at 5%. I just uninstalled the update. Will update if things change.

    • Evermour

      Same thing happened to me only i couldnt figure out what it was. I uninstalled the update today.

  • Facebook has been an unmitigated disaster on Android. Really strange that they haven't fix this yet.

  • JosueD

    Hopefully when they fix battery issue they'll add FaceBook Chat!

    [JD]

    • Why not just download the existing Facebook chat application for the $2 that it costs?

      • JosueD

        True, But I would like to see it from the official Facebook app.

        [JD]

        • zero

          Could always use Ebuddy for free… That's what I use and it works just fine.

      • dmacc

        download AIM, it lets you log on to fb chat. works perfect

  • nick o

    what about task killer if u use that facebook isnt on is it!

    • acquaz10

      If you updated to froyo don't use a task killer, just let android do its thing. Even if your still running eclair, don't use any type of task killer. It hurts it in the long run.

      • nick o

        i have a droid x how could i have froyo also how woudl task killer harm your phone

        • eddieonofre

          Men I dont have the link but what can I tell u is that Android is different than any other os. In android those apps that appear in ur task killers are not really open, the are kind of hybernating so they use little close to no resources, when u kill one of those what android those is reopen the app in order to kill it using more resources, and therefore defeating the porpouse, and that free space that u believe is getting free is inmediatly used by something else. What you shoul really kill if u must do so is those services runing in the background that u dont want to be running

  • kellex

    My Droid X battery has been awful since updating to it.

    • I've also noticed that it messes up some touch URLs, so you end up getting redirected to the full site. Weaksauce.

    • My battery life has almost been cut in half (almost). I find it funny how I found it odd that my phone seemed to be more responsive immediately when I would go to “wake it up.” Oh wait, it was already awake.

    • kellex,

      What theme are you running in the pics? The items on the notification bar look different.

      Thx

      • nick o

        hes running blur

        • LOl…That sucks

          • nick o

            blur is good on the droid x i own one its better than sense because sense takes control of ur whole phone and is very intrusive

      • nick o

        hes running blur

    • Maizekid

      I hear you on that brother. I unplugged and went from 100 to 80 in like an hour. Uninstall for now.

    • pat

      Personally I’d feel upset visitors to my blog liked that my brand spankin new phone’s battery was draining rapidly

      I’m just saying

  • Why not just use Advanced Task Killer and have it dealt with that way? I haven't noticed any battery drainage since the update. The same day I also installed LauncherPro. In fact, my battery has seemed to last longer now, than before. Can't really claim that to LauncherPro, but my battery is still kicking the energizer bunny's ass!

    • mathees

      ATK messes with your phone

      • How so?

        • Bullet Tooth Tony

          It doesn’t mess with anything per se… Android is built to be a multi-tasker and does it’s own memory management in the RAM, so killing stuff will just allow the Android system to open up other programs to fill the RAM again. Some apps interface others, some share information to others, so killing them may affect another app. Some people do stupid stuff and kill off apps that the system needs to run properly, ie, if you go into Windows Task Manager and stop the process on explorer.exe…

          With newer phones and their huge amounts of RAM, I think a Task Killers place would solely be to force close a program that hasn’t hung up, but just isn’t running properly. But older phones, like the Eris and Droid 1… both have terrible memory. It does help. Even with my D1 tho, I really only kill off the browser, because I want to start at my google homepage every launch of the browser (and this seems to not work anymore in FroYo, which is frustrating as hell).

          • Thank you. Someone who understands how a phone works.

            This needs to be made clear for everyone. ATK does not mess up your phone unless you tell it to mess up your phone. Exactly as Bullet Tooth Tony said, if you tell Windows Task Manager to close explorer.exe, Windows Task Manager did not mess up your computer. YOU DID. Same basic principle with ATK

        • Anonymous

          when an app is running in background, it uses a very little amount of power. when you kill it, the phone automatically reopens it which uses more battery then it running in the background.

          it is known to have other problems. my phone was running very slow, i uninstalled ATK and restarted my phone and it was back to speed.

          google it

    • PoorLittleBird

      you probably haven't noticed any additional battery drain because ATK is killing your battery faster than Facebook app.

      • How about you use ATK to kill of facebook AND ATK at the same time

  • Skjwood

    I updated FB, but still on 2.1. Battery life is normal for me…

  • James

    I removed this facebook app and went back facebook for HTC sense on my Incredible because the app kept crashing and it was very buggy….

  • xmetl

    wtf i knew something was wrong when i went to bed with 80% battery and woke up at 20%, i knew it wasnt froyo because i had it rooted for about a month now and it was fun just before recently

  • tbaybe

    dont use facebook, but battery is still going….and going… dead

    • maybe cut down on the number of apps you have running background updates aka notifications?

      • tbaybe

        the only notifications i get is calls, text, and gmail. I dont use anyother apps with notifications.

  • Ken619

    Does anyone else hate the fact that the main page of the FB app doesn't go landscape like it used to?! After you click profile or something it goes landscape, but the main page doesn't. Pretty weak especially since the keyboard on my Droid is usually always opened and ready to type.

    • Hach38

      I agree! Bugs the heck out of me!

    • I feel your pain they need to do some serious rethinking on how there app works in the android market especially knowing that where growing everyday and its one of the most used and downloaded apps in the market. They better step there game up.

    • Ken619

      Yeah no kidding. I actually uninstalled the update and am running the previous version. Just couldn’t stand the new overhaul. Until they step their game up, I’ll stick with the basic version.

  • Ysdguibagsbk

    I wonder if this problem exists if you don't have notifications on…I don't see anything running in my services/processes that's Facebook related when I start the phone

  • Turning of notifications won't work? I don't know about you, but I don't give much priority to my Facebook updates and I only check for updates when I open the app or open the site on my desktop. I do the same for a ton of other apps including tiwtter and google reader. Oh and btw, my battery life is great!

  • whowland

    My girl and I have both see a Huge drain in the past few days… She never has to plug her phone in and it was dead by 3pm… Not good…

  • I am beginning to believe this as well. When you logout of facebook there is an instant “Facebook Authentication Fail” in the Notification Bar even when facebook was not running prior to logging out, let me know if you guys get the same result

  • Wayne W.

    Glad I haven't upgraded my facebook application yet then. Been running Cyans 2.2 RC2 build and no problems.

  • Mrpicolas

    I'm glad i didn't update Even though it looks A lot better

    • Anonymous

      Mrpicolas – I downloaded your icon and docks.zip for launcherpro you put out the other day ( thank you by the way ! ) I was able to change the dock and the icons that are in the dock but how do I go about changing the icons for other apps that are not in the dock but on my homescreens ? Not finding an easy way to do this, if its at all possible. Unrooted by the way. I know, I know, someday I’ll take the leap 🙂

      • Mrpicolas

        Folder organizer on the market

  • Matt4542

    Stupid

  • Br_d

    I haven't noticed worse battery life since the new facebook app, but I wish you could turn off the picture feed on the main page. It seems unnecessary.

    • God, I hate the picture thing to death!

  • first!

    • I have seen my phone movin slow.. figured it was just me playing around with froyo too much.. how can we get the downgrade?

      • Simmeltron

        You can uninstall the FB update via market. Market -> Downloads -> Facebook for Android -> Uninstall Updates.

        Interesting though because I have had Froyo (and the new FB update) for most of a day and haven't had any battery drain issues (yet?)

        • jpk

          I don’t get an uninstall update button, I get an general uninstall button that says it will remove the app (not the update).